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Senior Business Analyst

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by Laureate Education

Parkville, MD 21234
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The Sr. Business Analyst position will work within the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department and interact with a variety of other corporate functions including an accounting and information technology to provide key financial analysis and support. This position will support a cross-functional team of senior-level finance and non-finance professionals in developing annual budgets and monthly forecasts and will collaborate with a small team of analysts in identifying and communicating trends and business issues to management. The position will report to the Manager of FP&A and will have routine exposure to upper management.


* Develops and maintains annual budgets and monthly forecasts.
* Identifies and communicates business issues to management and investors, using business drivers to explain variances and trends across all financial statements.
* Develops and maintains working relationships with key contacts within corporate and in the field.
* Understands and communicates accounting matters impacting balance sheets, income statements, and statement of cash flows. * Interprets highly complex systems requirements, using current and emerging technologies to develop and validate effective solutions.
* Performs ad-hoc data analysis and queries and interprets operational and financial results; advising management on findings and appropriate course of action.
* Provides assistance to auditors as necessary.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required, CPA or Master s degree preferred.
  • At least three to five years of experience in financial planning and analysis, with a strong analytical track record.
  • Managerial and collaboration abilities while interacting with senior and junior-level analysts.
  • Ability to understand and clearly articulate complex systems and business issues with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Prior experience working with financial systems, business intelligence or databases preferred.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and manipulating large amounts of data.
  • Ability to interpret operational and financial results and advise management on findings and appropriate course of action.
  • Must have experience successfully working on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be flexible and client service-oriented.
Associated topics: analyse, analyst, bi, business finance, consult, forecasting, guidance, investment analytics, market, refinement

Reference: 745250316